Now cleared for civilian use, the Montague Paratrooper Elite was originally designed as a folding bike to be used by paratroopers after making a landing. With 30 gears and 27.5-inch wheels that allow the bike to roll over the toughest tracks, the bike lives up to its military-tested pedigree. Based on the same frame-construction concept as full-suspension downhill bikes, its quick-folding design and integration of world’s first tool-free handlebar-height adjustment system make it a great choice for those seeking convenience and aggression.
Its slew of superior components include a Shimano XY drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes, a RockShox Reba RL suspension fork, and a Shimano Hollowtech 2 crankset. The DirectConnect folding system removes the quick release from the top tube, providing an easier folding experience and larger clamping surface between the two halves of the frame. In fact, the $2,450 bike can be folded up and stowed away in the trunk of your car or closet in just 20 seconds.